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The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 12 of the college football season.

Week 12 games

Kansas at Texas A&M;

Kansas State at Texas

Oklahoma at Baylor

Nebraska at Michigan

Penn State at Ohio State

Miami (FL) at South Florida

Off-the-wall question: What is your favorite Saturday Night Live skit?


Storm Tracker

Ebaum's World video

Jimgleheimer Junction

Matt Tait (42-18 overall, 3-3 in Week 11)

Texas A&M; 44, Kansas 20

Kansas State 30, Texas 28

Oklahoma 38, Baylor 25

Michigan 26, Nebraska 17

Ohio State 27, Penn State 16

Miami 31, South Florida 30

Question: It's a tie and both feature Tim Meadows. The first is Meadows in the role of John-John Mackey and his Storm Tracker Accu-Cast; the second is Meadows as Jingleheimer Joe in "Jingleheimer Junction."


Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine

Tom Keegan (37-23 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Texas A&M; 34, Kansas 14

Texas 34, Kansas State 24

Oklahoma 48, Baylor 21

Nebraska 34, Michigan 31

Ohio State 31, Penn State 17

Miami 34, South Florida 21

Question: A Lloyd Bentsen skit in which he goes up to everybody at a party and says, "And then I said," and repeats the famous line that enabled him to own Dan Quayle in a VP debate. On the left is the actual debate, not the skit.


Get off the shed

Eric Sorrentino (34-26 overall, 3-3 in Week 11)

Texas A&M; 49, Kansas 14

Kansas State 21, Texas 20

Oklahoma 56, Baylor 20

Michigan 23, Nebraska 20

Ohio State 24, Penn State 21

Miami (FL) 30, South Florida 22

Question: Anything by Will Ferrell. My favorite is him singing Sisqo's 'Thong Song' as Robert Goulet. Also, his 'Get off the Shed' skit is a close No. 2!

Gary Bedore (33-27 overall, 3-3 in Week 11)

Texas A&M; 55, Kansas 22

Texas 34, Kansas State 27

Oklahoma 29, Baylor 14

Michigan 35, Nebraska 21

Ohio State 38, Penn State 21

Miami (FL) 22, South Florida 19

Question: That Glengarry Elves skit of last week was pretty darn funny. But I'll go with any one of the Celebrity Jeopardy skits with Will Farrell the host having problems with Sean Connery the celebrity guest.

Ebaum's World video

Peyton Manning and the United Way

Jesse Newell (32-28 overall, 3-3 in Week 11)

Texas A&M; 38, Kansas 14

Texas 31, Kansas State 28

Oklahoma 52, Baylor 35

Michigan 31, Nebraska 14

Penn State 21, Ohio State 17

South Florida 27, Miami (FL) 20

Question: Peyton Manning and the United Way.


Ben Kliewer 10 years, 6 months ago

The Jingleheimer Junction sketch was one of the greatest in SNL history...Shutup Umberto!

chaggs 10 years, 6 months ago

Loved that skit!

My favorite of all time "i've got a fever, and the only perscription...more cowbell"

gardenjay 10 years, 6 months ago

THANK YOU MATTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rock CHalk and let's get this program turned around, yyyyyyeeeaaaaAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

texashawk10 10 years, 6 months ago

Texas A&M 45 Kansas 17

A&M will win comfortably on the back of honoring the 12th anniversary of the 12 people who died in the bonfire collapse in 1999.

Kansas St. 28 Texas 24

KSU tends to play to the level of their competition unless it's KU so this will be another close come from behind victory for KSU.

OU 55 Baylor 14

OU rolls and I think they're in a great position to reach the title game if LSU wins out and OU beats OSU because the BCS has pretty set a precedent now that you have to win your conference and the game can't be a rematch.

Michigan 28 Nebraska 14

Michigan wins another ugly Big 10 game.

Ohio St. 17 Penn St. 13

Ugly Big 10 game.

Miami 35 USF 24

Both teams fighting to become bowl eligible, but I really don't care about this game at all.

Favorite SNL sketch

Funhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Our prior coach did well against the Aggies. The last time he played A&M was 2010 in Lawrence, score of 45-10. Twenty-four games against Big XII South teams and the guy won four of them. One was the 19-11 victory in College Station in 2007. We oughta bring back that guy.

Those of us Jayhawks who were alive in the late '70s could forget our Saturday football sorrows laughing at Gilda's Roseanne Roseannadanna ("Its always somethin'!") ,Emily Litella ("What's all this talk about endangered feces?"), Baba Wawa ("This is Baba Wawa!"), and Lisa Loopner ("Cut it out, Pizza Face!").

Perhaps you are old enough to remember Gilda Radner's skit, the Society of Stupid People. If not, keep reading these comments every day.

Funhawk 10 years, 6 months ago

This is fun. More SNL skits reminiscent of this website’s endless comments:

The Whiners, reminiscent of the comments to the sports editor’s articles:

Debbie Downer, fans who gripe non-stop about their team:

Da Bear’s She-kaw-go predictions that sound like this website’s Jayhawk predictions in reverse:

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 6 months ago

A couple of questions: 1) Why do we keep picking the Nebraska game every week, is there some type of loyalty that I am unfamiliar with? 2) Gary 22 points for KU, did we decide to go for 2 because that would bring us within 33? I haven't seen too many scores with 22 points, I guess maybe a safety...that almost made be laugh typing it.

I must say that Peyton Manning one, was a good one, probably a little modern, but just made me laugh when he was throwing those fast ones.

justinryman 10 years, 6 months ago

Kansas at Texas A&M KU 17 A&M 28

Kansas State at Texas ksu 35 tx 20

Oklahoma at Baylor OU 42 BU 30

Nebraska at Michigan NU 24 Mich 35

Penn State at Ohio State psu 10 OSU 28

Miami (FL) at South Florida The U 12 SF 17

Off-the-wall question: What is your favorite Saturday Night Live skit?!

Matt Tait 10 years, 6 months ago

While we're at it, how about two more from the SAME EPISODE!!!!

Adam Sandler's red-hooded sweatshirt song...

And Chris Farley's interview with Paul McCartney...

"Remember when you were in the Beatles..."

Both priceless skits!!!!

danmoore 10 years, 6 months ago

I don't understand the LJW's obsession with the Big 10. Why do so many of their games end up on this column each week? They are only the fourth best conference behind Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC (in no particular order).

Gary Bedore 10 years, 6 months ago

I forgot about Matt Foley motivational speaker; that was a classic bit. Funny as can be I remember David Spade and Christina Applegate breaking up just watching Farley. What a genius.

Sad to hear that Sudeikis is in his last year on the show. He's one of the only reasons to watch, though the cast seems OK the past couple years. There can be episodes with no laughs except for Sudeikis. That show must be really difficult on a person. I know Sudeikis is doing a ton of movies, but to be a star on SNL makes a person very recognizable. Seems the greats on their put in their time and move on.

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